Imposter Syndrome and Self doubt

 

It is very common for successful people to experience imposter syndrome and self-doubt,  including the likes of Tina Fey or Sheryl Sandberg, who have publically claimed at times they felt like a fraud.

A review article in the International Journey of Behavioural Science puts the figure at an estimated 70% of people who experience the imposter syndrome phenomenon at some point in their lives.

Know that you are not alone. 

So if we know that it is common, the feelings of Imposter Syndrome  - know that it isn’t experiencing it that is the problem, it’s how we recognise and deal with it that has the biggest impact on our outcomes.

"Of all the judgements we pass in life,

none is more important than the judgement

we pass on ourselves."

Nathaniel Branden

How true is this?

We’ve talked before about ‘stories’ and how we have them for time, money and success.  Well, one of these life stories can be around our comparison of...

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How to overcome Imposter Syndrome in 5 tips

Do you ever find yourself thinking that you don’t know enough, aren’t slim/ pretty or confidence enough/ aren’t experienced enough? Basically just not good enough to achieve your goals?


Let me tell you that you aren’t alone and it’s very common for highly successful people to feel this way to, including the amazing Michelle Obama, Tina Fey and Sheryl Sandberg, who have all publicly said that they felt like a fraud at times.


So what actually is this? It is called Imposter Syndrome and at the core, just not feeling good enough.


Here are some of my top 5 tips to start addressing your Imposter Syndrome.
1. Write down all of your strengths 
sit down and write down a list of all your strengths and positive qualities. If you find any resistance to doing this task, simply put on a blank page, “Why am I awesome.....” and just like you would tenaciously go after any other goal in your business, direct that towards answering this question.


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Dealing with entrepreneurial disappointment with Thrive Global

Any entrepreneur will tell you that it is a roller-coaster, that there are highs and lows. As an established entrepreneur for over a decade I know this to be true, but too often being an entrepreneur is pitched as being 100% fun and creating the life of your dreams.

Let’s cut through some of the marketing speak and false promises on this. Yes being an entrepreneur is 100% awesome and I would never trade it for an employed role. It is about creating a life and business of your dreams, and this does take work. It does take hustle and it does take hard work and momentum to get a business started especially if you are at the beginning.

Many entrepreneurs also find themselves feeling very isolated and lonely, as they spend large quantities of time on their own. It is one of the reasons as to why I created the Facebook community Entrepreneurs Elevating to bring together those entrepreneurs who are seeking to build a highly profitable and have longevity in business built on solid...

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Do you need a mind coach?

It is the stuff of business fairytales… 

a talented solo floral designer, goes in 3 years from working on her own to securing one of the most prestigious ‘floral designer in residence’ contracts in the whole of the UK, at the prestigious Four Seasons Ten Trinity.

That is exactly what the vivacious and inspiring Paula Rooney has done and is now becoming known as the rising star of the international floral designer community, sought after for luxury brides, floral design installations and even cruise ships!

Now having an in-house team of 6 plus her on-site floral design team, success like this doesn’t just happen and I’ve been working with Paula as her mind coach and success mentor.

Paula isn’t alone either, as shown on my testimonial page, but also celebrities such as Oprah, Richard Brandson, Nia Long, Leonardo DiCaprio plus elite athletes such as Serena Williams to presidents such as Bill Clinton have all worked with...

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How Imagineering can help entrepreneurs

Following training to become a certified coach and hypnotherapist, I was left lacking when I tried the usual techniques such as visualising and vision boarding, for connecting with my why and what I was actually trying to create.

I offer hypnosis as part of my extended coaching services to reprogram a wide range of lifestyle and business issues. Hypnosis is a powerful technique and I’ve observed clients connecting with some of their true desires through hypnotherapy.

So I sought out a method that combined coaching and hypnotherapy for connecting with your goals, your true desires and what it actually is that you desire to create. And guess what? I couldn’t find any that resonated.

This is why I set about creating my own unique training method called Imagineering. A practical, hypnotherapy based approach around Ericksonian hypnosis created by psychiatrist Milton Erickson. Imagineering combines light trance hypnotherapy with powerful coaching techniques that has allowed...

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